January 17, 2010

On Breaking Eggs

K: Mommy, can I break the eggs when we make pancakes?

Me: No! Last time you got egg everywhere.

K: I know but I want to try.

Me: I know, Sweetie, and I'm glad you to want to try things, but I don't want to clean up a big mess right now. Can you understand that?

K: Yes, Mommy. Can I break the eggs when we make pancakes?

Have I mentioned how much I love my children?

17 comments:

  1. Put some newspaper under the bowl and then let her break the eggs... They'll soon get better at it with practice! (From one who knows...)

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  2. Good Mom for caving....it's different if you can run down the street to corner market but when all of Germany shuts done all food in house is like gold!!

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  3. If we let them try when we don't feel like it i think they will be more likely to try when they don't feel like it. Good for everyone.

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  4. So, did she break the eggs? Don't be a mean mom! :)

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  5. Y'know, you can't make pancakes--or a well-adjusted child--without breaking a few eggs.

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  6. You had pancakes?

    Yum.

    It doesn't matter what kind.

    It doesn't matter if only part of the egg was added.

    ;-)

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  7. Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet? I love my kids, too...

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  8. Yes. I have learned that it is best to let them, because otherwise your 3 year old waits until you are otherwise engaged and tries by himself.

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  9. If first you don't succeed, try and try again!

    p.s. Thank you so much for this one! I am a neat freak (and lazy as hell) and I often wonder whether I am the only mom who tells their kids to "DON'T HELP ME!" LOL.

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  10. lol, my 6 yr old has been helping me in the kitchen, and he's the clumsiest one in our family....he drops his dinner on the floor nearly every single time...i have to make sure i take it to the table for him.

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  11. That is my Lily. And that is totally me. Takes all my power some mornings to just let her do it. It is a guaranteed mess. Mothering is so illogical.
    But. I figure all those egg shells add a scrumptious texture to pancakes, right?

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  12. I was never good at cooking with my kids when they were little. I am a "clean as I go" cook and kids don't get that. As a science [Chemisty] major and used to exact measurements it was frustrating when things weren't exact. I have gotten over it all but now they are old enough to cook on their own. Win !!

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  13. Well I think you are right but you have to let them to make pancakes.First time they will do the mess later they will get the success.
    Thanks for sharing.

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